May 28 - May 30: The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed.

Debra S. Fish-St. Paul


10 Yorkton Ct
Saint Paul 55117
Tel. 651-641-0305

Mon - Fri: open at 8:30 a.m.
Sat: varies
Closing hours vary. Please call for closing hours.

Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library


Think Small is home to a unique library collection dedicated to the early childhood field, the Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Library.

The collection is part of the Saint Paul Public Library system's catalog and is available through the statewide virtual library, MnLINK at

The Debra S. Fish Library contains over 4,000 exceptional early childhood materials for adults on early childhood care and education. They are designed to assist in providing a stimulating, child-centered curriculum based on sound theory. The agency's publishing division, Redleaf Press, is represented in the collection, as are many other materials, such as training DVDs; curriculum and materials approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Parent Aware, and others; story kits; business resources for child care professionals; books on parenting, child development, and early literacy; Shaken Baby Syndrome and SIDS materials required for certification, and much more. Many of the resources are available in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, and other languages.

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